It’s the affordability of flights in and out of Denver International Airport that raises one of the biggest hurdles to expanding air service out of the Yampa Valley.
The Holiday Inn of Craig was sold to new owners — a transaction that was finalized Tuesday. New York-based Jacobs Real Estate Advisors bought the 159-room hotel for roughly $3.1 million under a newly formed company called Jacobs 300 Colorado LLC.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, businesses within Craig and Moffat County are not unlike the rest of the country anticipating a surge in demand for consumer goods. Hopefully, the majority of residents will keep in mind the importance of buying locally, but in some areas, the message already has been received.
Yampa Valley residents yearning for cheap DVD rentals, movie theatre candy, new-release Tuesdays and the pressure of some modest late fees have a new movie store to check out.
Yampa Valley Electric Association has purchased just less than 7 acres of commercial land on Elk River Road.
Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership and a new local business, Hill Petroleum, introduced a proposal to Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday to get a tax credit. Hill Petroleum, a full-service petroleum marketer, has three other Colorado locations, and in those locations received partial sales tax breaks. “We’ve been granted a moratorium of 50 percent of our sales tax for three years and for some cases, five years,” said Troy Hill, president of Hill Petroleum.
Wherever you went in town during Halloween, there was no shortage of children in costume around to bring a smile to your face. As early as 3 or 4 p.m., kids and their parents were surrounding the sidewalks of the downtown businesses on Yampa Avenue and Victory Way in their pursuit of Milky Ways, Tootsie Pops, Twizzlers and all other forms of sugary, tooth-rotting goodness that find their way into your bag, bucket or pillowcase upon utterance of those magic words: “Trick or treat!”
Anyone who has walked or driven past the corner of Fourth Street and Ranney Street has by now noticed a significant transformation. What was three months ago a dusty section of parking lot next to Furniture Gallery has become much more pleasing to the eye.
Keith Kramer has been tapped by the nonprofit to replace Kate Nowak, who now is the executive director of Routt County United Way.
Diversifying the economy, boosting businesses and attracting young people to the area were only a few of the topics discussed during a business forum at Colorado Northwest Community College on Tuesday.
The smell of savory butter. The sound of hundreds of chitin-filled shells breaking. The sight of people enjoying a food they don’t get to eat very often. It can only mean one thing: Crabfest is here again. Crabfest 2013 is scheduled for Saturday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser features a night of fun complete with the meat of the title crustacean as the main course.
On Tuesday, Moffat County commissioners voted to approve a solar panel garden that’s slated to be built in Craig before the end of the year, weather permitting. The project will cost more than $1 million for Clean Energy Collective and take about six weeks. The organization wants to wrap up construction by December, but that largely will depend on weather.
The United States federal government shut down on Oct. 1, because the House and the Senate were unable to agree on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded. The government shutdown is having some local impact here in the Yampa Valley. For example, the Bureau of Land Management and Dinosaur Monument essentially have closed down. In addition, the U.S. Forest Service is closed including the Hahn's Peak Bears Ears Ranger District Office in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Ranger District in Yampa.
A local entrepreneur is starting up a business in Craig via the social media craft site, Etsy. It’s been a long time coming, but in the recent year she’s made headway. The name of Stacey Behrman’s portable baby-changing product, Little Bailey Poopers StowAway Changer, has a sentimental history.
With fall officially here, events like the farmers market won’t be around in the months to come as Craig residents prepare for colder and colder weather. Even so, that doesn’t mean the downtown area will be completely devoid of activity. Come downtown Thursday for a pair of happenings: Taste of Zucchini and the Upcycle Contest.